Once in a while real-time coverage of the underwater Axial Seamount soon to be all the time

Oceanographer John Delaney is the architect behind a 925 kilometer network of optic fiber cable and instruments being installed on the seabed off the coast of Washington and Oregon. If all goes according to plan, these will stream real-time data back to shore by 2015, delivering some of the first live video footage of the Axial Seamount volcano erupting, hydrothermal vents growing and clouds of microbes billowing from the sea floor. Instruments will also focus on a formation called Hydrate Ridge, where methane vented from the sea floor feeds a unique ecosystem.



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